Local History

Local History Research Guide

Access digitized historical newspapers and maps from Grand Traverse and the surrounding counties, as well as state vital records and online genealogical resources.

Launch Local History Guide

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Our coverage of the Traverse City Record-Eagle is as follows:

Indigenous History & Culture

Find resources on indigenous history and culture:

Genealogy & Microfilm

All genealogy and microfilm materials formerly held by the NMC Library have joined Traverse Area District Library’s excellent Local History collection. This includes the local newspapers on microfilm formerly housed at NMC Library.

In addition to microfilm formerly held by the NMC Library, this collection also provides digitized photos and documents, plus online tools for historical and genealogical research.

Research Local History at TADL

NMC Archives

Access yearbooks, photos, course catalogs, and other important records documenting the history of NMC, from its founding in 1951 to the present.